Does this new knowledge bring into question all the expected benefits of the genome project?
The "missing heritability" in the height study typifies many recent research reports in which large-scale genetic screens, known as genome-wide association studies, have identified a multitude of genes (or at least genetic neighborhoods) that are statistically associated with a biological trait like height or a disease like obesity, yet account for mystifyingly little of its propensity to run in families. What is interesting about Nadeau's findings is that even though they diminish the significance of single genes and the DNA sequences of individuals, the research preserves—and in some ways increases—the significance of family history, since even the genetic variants that parents and grandparents don't pass down through DNA seem to influence the traits of their children or grandchildren.
Down-the-road the "expected benefits fo the genome project" will bring fruit. There are undiscoverd factors that presents "opportunities," yet challenges...
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